Wednesday, April 1, 2020
The appointments won the applause of outgoing Gov. Rick Scott and Steve Swindal, the chairman of Port Tampa Bay Board of Commissioners. CLICK ON THE HEADLINE FOR MORE
Mast paired up with the two leaders of the U.S. House Foreign Affairs Committee to introduce the  “Palestinian International Terrorism Support Prevention Act" which “imposes sanctions on foreign persons, agencies and governments that assist Hamas, the Palestinian Islamic Jihad or their affiliates.”
Mucarsel-Powell, who sits on the U.S. House Judiciary Committee and chairs the Hispanic Caucus Women’s Task Force, threw her support behind reauthorization on Thursday.
With Democrats taking over the U.S. House on Thursday, one of the leading Republicans in the Florida delegation unveiled his agenda for the next two years. 
Epstein, a financier and registered sex offender, was arrested earlier this month on federal charges for sex trafficking of minors in two states including Florida. He served time more than a decade ago in Florida for soliciting an underage girl for prostitution and served 13 months which included work release despite officials finding more than 30 victims.
Groups like the Associated General Contractors of America (AGCA) and the Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) note a large percentage of Florida construction firms are having a rough time filling positions. Because of that, these groups want the White House to ease up on restrictions dealing with immigration.
U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., is leading senators from both sides of the aisle to push for Congress to move quickly in passing disaster supplemental funding legislation to help Americans recover from recent disasters, including Hurricane Michael which hit the Panhandle in October. 
On Friday, U.S. Rep. Vern Buchanan, R-Fla., a senior Republican on the powerful U.S. House Ways and Means Committee, announced he was backing U.S. Rep. David Kustoff’s, R-Tenn., “Telephone Robocall Abuse Criminal Enforcement and Deterrence (TRACED) Act.”
"Since this misguided policy was first announced, I have engaged with Airbnb executives and urged them to reconsider their misguided and discriminatory plan,” Deutch said on Tuesday. “I applaud the company's move to reverse that position.”
This week, Gov. Ron DeSantis announced the Florida Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) has issued a permit to Everglades National Park for the removal of 5.45 miles of roadbed along the Tamiami Trail.